Immigrant Justice Clinic

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5/14/2015 - Spring break in Texas: Students provide legal support for detained immigrants

Four Immigrant Justice Clinic students spent their spring break in San Antonio, Texas, where they provided volunteer legal services for migrant women and children detained at the Karnes County Residential Center.

11/19/2014 - Immigrant Justice Clinic wins double-header in state, immigration courts

A Milwaukee man who faced deportation has been released from a Wisconsin detention facility and reunited with his family, thanks to the work of two University of Wisconsin Law School students. More...

11/9/2014 - Distinguished IJC Alumna Lola Sophia Bovell in the Law Student Limelight

Advocating for disadvantaged or underserved communities is second nature to Lola Sophia Bovell, a third-year student at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Bovell highlights organizing the UW Immigrant Justice Clinic fundraiser as her most memorable law school experience. More...

10/2/2014 - Immigrant Justice Clinic gets creative to meet the needs of children facing deportation

Since last October, the U.S. Border Patrol has apprehended more than 60,000 Central American children who crossed the nation’s southern border on their own. The number represents a sharp increase — up more than 100 percent from the previous year — that not only overwhelmed immigration authorities but also flooded the nation’s backlogged immigration courts. For Professor Stacy Taeuber and students in the Immigrant Justice Clinic, meeting the legal needs of minors has meant a shift in strategy, not to mention some creative teamwork. More...

6/4/2014 - Immigrant Justice Clinic wins Community-University Partnership Award

The Immigrant Justice Clinic—along with its partner, the Community Immigration Law Center—has won a 2014 UW-Madison Community-University Partnership Award. The award is given annually to campus and community partners working together to address critical public issues. The only nonprofit of its kind in Wisconsin, the Immigrant Justice Clinic offers direct legal representation to noncitizens in removal proceedings. The clinic has represented around 70 clients from 20 countries since opening its doors in 2012. More...

7/16/2014 - Using Family Law to Obtain Immigration Relief for Minors

The Immigrant Justice Clinic expanded in fall 2013 to include a “Humanitarian Law Track” to give legal services to noncitizens who are seeking various forms of humanitarian relief. Due to rising need, the Immigrant Justice Clinic is increasingly concentrating on the needs of undocumented immigrant children in Wisconsin. More...

Spring 2014 - Immigrant Justice Clinic Expands to Serve Clients with Humanitarian Relief Claims

In the fall of 2013, with the financial assistance of the Morgridge Match Grant Program, the Immigrant Justice Clinic expanded to serve more individuals through the Humanitarian Law Track (HLT). HLT's mission is to provide legal services to noncitizens who are seeking various forms of humanitarian relief. More (scroll to page 2 in link)...

Fall 2013 - Immigrant Justice Clinic Collaborates with Remington Center Clinic

The Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC) is rounding off its successful first year by forging a powerful new partnership with the Remington Center's Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons Clinic (LAIP). Together, the IJC and LAIP embody the UW's "Law in Action" approach by providing holistic immigration and criminal representation to Wisconsin's immigrant community. More...

Fall 2012 - Does the "I-Word" Matter?, by Stacy Taeuber, IJC Director

The Immigrant Justice Clinic started during the heat of the presidential campaign, and the hot-button issue of immigration was much in the news. With that came a debate about language, and the terminology we use to describe those who are present in this country without permission. Are they “illegals,” “illegal immigrants,” “undocumented people” or “aliens”? Does the language we use matter? More...

9/21/2012 - Law Students Start Immigrant Justice Clinic in Madison – JSOnline.com

9/20/2012 - UW-Madison Law School creates clinic to help immigrants – The Daily Cardinal

9/19/2012 - Law students launch first immigration clinic in Wisconsin - Press Release




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